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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Uncle,

    There's a break in procedure? I thought just wear it and once every 15-20 wears, use wax lightly?


    the break in procedure is to wear the shoes a minimal of three different times on carpeting to ascertain if the fit is proper for you
     


  2. Cuttingboard

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    whiskey is a good choice. consider ravello or cigar. in my experience whiskey does darken with age

    Ravello may be the choice, I already have 2 pair of chocolate brown loafers. I'm also looking for a black loafer but want something a little more formal and sleeker, either C&J or EG.
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Anybody ever notice extreme difference in Shell colors? I bought a pair of Ravello Wingtip boots at the beginning of the year. I love the color and wanted a pair of LWB in Ravello as well. I finally found a good, almost new pair in my size on the B&S. When I got them there is a pretty significant difference in the colors. The LWB have almost zero red tones. I'm not saying that I don't like the LWB. I do like them and they seem to be a unique color, they just were not what I expected. Take a look at these pcitures below.

    what is the style number in the lwb to resolve if it is whiskey or ravello
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    color 8 lhs
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  5. geoffmartin17

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    does anyone have any experience with the c width on the trubalance last? I usually wear a 10d in plaza and am wondering if i can get away with a 9.5 C on the trubalance.
     


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    Sorry, sizing question.

    I tried on a pair of Indys a while back locally and was fitted to a 10.5D on the Brannock. Decided on some ultimate jumpers from Leather Soul instead. Called this week and put down a deposit on a pair of 10.5D.

    Was thinking about some picking up the Indys as well. Went to the local store and they didn't have my size. He wanted to fit me again before ordering.

    This time he said the 10.5D was too big. He thought I should be in a 10.5C. Or less ideal, but also would work a 10D.

    Now I'm lost.
    11 in Nike
    10 in Clarks
    11 in Adidas
    10 in Cole Han (these are a little snug in the toe width).

    I would hate to wait months on a special order shoe and have it not work.


    You probably ordered the jump boots a half size too big. They are on the Trubalance last, which is one of the largest, widest lasts for Alden. It is generally recommended that you size down a half size on that particular last, though if you wear thick socks, you still might be able to get away with the size that you ordered.

    For what it's worth, I'm a 9D on the Brannock and wear a 9D in most Alden lasts, but with the Trubalance last, the 8.5 D works better for me.
     


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    what is the style number in the lwb to resolve if it is whiskey or ravello

    I checked the style number. It's 9750. I'm pretty sure that's the number for Ravello. As comparion I took a picture of your LWB in Whiskey and my LWB in Ravello. They are similar. Keep in mine that mine are almost brand new so that haven't had a chance to get lighter with age.
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    I checked the style number. It's 9750. I'm pretty sure that's the number for Ravello. As comparion I took a picture of your LWB in Whiskey and my LWB in Ravello. They are similar. Keep in mine that mine are almost brand new so that haven't had a chance to get lighter with age.

    I believe 9750 is the style number for Ravello longwings.

    In my experience, Ravello and Whiskey both darken with age, rather than lighten.
     


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    Nice loafers mac! Love the antique soles on them instead of the usual black. Oh, and as usual nice socks.
     


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    ^ I am wearing those same socks today.
     


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    Too bad you two can't each afford a pair - maybe if you bought fewer shoes?
     


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    You could look at it as a unique trait of your shoe. Handmade things are not always precision perfect, but they have character. You notice it now when they are brand new, but after the creases start (and maybe you won't like where they fall), it will not be noticeable.

    That said, go with your gut.

    That's too bad about those ravello LWB's. I'd return them now for that flaw will always gnaw at you everytime you wear them. Just my opinion.
     


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    Too bad you two can't each afford a pair - maybe if you bought fewer shoes?

    Look at you with your jokes. Ha! Don't forget about the boots, too.
     


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    Great shoes Mac.
    I've been looking for the #8 LHS with the antique edge trim. Anyone know where to find them?

    Thanks
     


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